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XenaneX 03-29-2014 02:02 PM

After last update, web pages started asking for codecs and plugins
 
Mageia 3 was great when I first installed it. Everything worked fine. Slowly, problems stated cropping up. The latest is for messages saying I need codecs and plugins. I don't follow the links because I don't care to install things out of the repository, tried it once and paid a price.

The problem could be firefox which was also updated recently.

I tried to open a java based irc chat page and got the plugin notification. Nothing illegal, just an issue somewhere.

If anyone can solve this I'd be appreciative.

frankbell 03-29-2014 09:56 PM

All I can say is that I have not encountered this on my machine (Intel x64), which started with mageia v. 2 and has survived online updates to v. 3 and v. 4. I have to say that I normally use Opera and seldom use Firefox.

Have you tried testing in another browser and can you provide some of the problem links?

XenaneX 03-30-2014 09:31 AM

Here is a link that is displaying the 'plugin needed' message:
http://www.starchat.net/chat.php

Trying Oprah is a great idea.

Turns out, Firefox is the only browser in the repository.

frankbell 03-30-2014 08:46 PM

What are the contents of /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins?

That's where the flash plugin would normally reside.

{BBI}Nexus{BBI} 03-31-2014 10:26 AM

This is not a firefox browser problem. It seems Java needs to be installed, see here: Fix Java Problem

XenaneX 04-01-2014 06:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by frankbell (Post 5143841)
What are the contents of /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins?

That's where the flash plugin would normally reside.

That folder does not exist.

There was another update yesterday of flash player.

XenaneX 04-01-2014 06:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by {BBI}Nexus{BBI} (Post 5144072)
This is not a firefox browser problem. It seems Java needs to be installed, see here: Fix Java Problem

Thanks, I'll look into it.


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